WELCOME to Union Avenue Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a St. Louis, Missouri, open and affirming faith community that welcomes all God's people to Christ's table. Our vision today and as we move into the future is to be a faithful community growing in the treasures of justice, stewardship, artistic expression and hospitality. We invite you to join us as we strive to serve and worship God … to embrace and learn from God’s word … to celebrate what is good and beautiful … to seek justice … and to demonstrate Christ’s love in our daily lives.
… a faith community growing in the treasures of justice, stewardship,
artistic expression and hospitality.
Our outreach ministries at Union Avenue Christian Church follow Christ’s example of reaching out into the world to share, to heal, to offer hope and compassion, and to change lives. As a faith community, we share the compelling belief that every person is valuable and was created with unique abilities and purpose.
The tradition of lifelong religious education at Union Avenue Christian Church dates back to the church’s founding. It was Dr. James M. Philputt, Union Avenue’s first senior minister, who nudged the congregation into examining the Bible and sacred texts in new ways — consistent with “modern scholarly interpretation.”
The arts help us to encounter the holy and the sacred. The arts inspire us to look at ourselves and our lives, reminding us of the possibility of a full human life — full in the sense of the exercise of our imagination, the use of our perceptions and senses, and the questioning of the unknown and the incomplete.
This SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2017, we pause and take this opportunity in the holy journey through Advent to rejoice as we spot a glimmer of light on the distant horizon. Rev. Michael Riggs shares a message of joy entitled EVERYTHING'S COMING UP ROSES, drawing inspiration from the ancient wisdom of Isaiah 35 in which the prophet recounts how the desert shall rejoice and blossom once more as we await the arrival of the Promised One.
This SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, we offer up our plea, "Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus," as we express our hope for the Prince of Peace to come anew into our lives. Michael Riggs brings a message entitled CITY OF BREAD that echoes the prophetic calls of Micah and Ruth.
THIS ADVENT, WE WELCOME THE REVEREND MICHAEL RIGGS into the life of Union Avenue Christian Church as our new pastor, and we welcome you to participate fully in this holy season as we prepare our hearts and minds for the miracle of God's Love come to us.
Sunday, November 19, Union Avenue Christian Church will will join together with neighbors and friends from Westminster Presbyterian Church and Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ to celebrate the annual Union Council joint THANKSGIVING WORSHIP SERVICE.
In our morning worship service Sunday, November 5, 2017, we remembered THE COMMUNION OF SAINTS who accompany us in all our earthly endeavors. We were reminded that we do not ever grieve without first loving … and we do not ever love without gaining more than we could ever lose.
The congregation of Union Avenue Christian Church on Sunday, October 15, 2017, CALLED THE REVEREND MICHAEL RIGGS to be its eleventh Senior Minister to pastor the historic Central West End church. He will begin his shared ministry with the congregation on November 27, 2017.
Today marks the end of one piece of time and the beginning of something even more spectacular. As we have walked through time, the daylight should be getting brighter. We should be learning more and more and more from the mistakes we have made as well as from the messages from God and God's people. The reality is that the future is love!
UNION AVENUE CHRISTIAN CHURCH is seeking a new pastor to join us in ministry, serving an incredible community and city. For more than 110 years, Union Avenue has been an urban witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the heart of St. Louis, Missouri. We invite you to click through to learn more about our shared ministry of service to our community by exploring our story.
This SUNDAY, JULY 16, our former XPLOR Resident LAUREN FRATO brings a message entitled FINDING GOD IN THE WILDERNESS, drawing from Isaiah 40:27 – 31 and Psalm 121. Lauren has just completed her second year in the NBA XPLOR program. Her first year was here with us at Union Avenue, and her second year in the program was spent in residency in Tucson, Arizona
The Ivory Perry Park Concert Series kicks off its fifteenth anniversary season with the soulful sounds of Denise Thimes Sunday, June 25, in Ivory Perry Park, 800 N. Belt Avenue in the Visitation Park neighborhood. Ms. Thimes was the first performer to take the Ivory Perry Park Concert Series stage back in 2002. Click through to read all about it ...